At least 23 people, including a legal observer, have been charged with domestic terrorism as protests against a $90 million police-training facility in Atlanta continue.
Protesters accuse Atlanta officials of lying about an alleged "compromise" over the construction of a $90 million, 85-acre police-training facility activists have dubbed "Cop City." The city of Atlanta and DeKalb County reportedly have reached an agreement regarding permitting issues that had previously slowed their plans build in the middle of a forest in unincorporated DeKalb County, southeast of Atlanta. Ryan Fatica reports for Unicorn Riot.
Three years later, corporations have reneged on promises made during the height of the anti-police brutality movement in the United States. Atlanta activists have not forgotten that. Natalia Marques of Peoples Dispatch reports on the Stop Cop City movement.
Police recently shot a 26-year-old Cop City protester, Manuel Teran, known as "Tort," according to activists. They said police in Atlanta, Georgia, are lying that they did not kill Tort and that a protester shot an officer. Cop City is what activists dub the largest U.S. police training facility that is due to be constructed in an 85-acre forest. BreakThrough News reports.
On Dec. 14, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams and other armed police officers from eight different federal, state, county, and city police agencies conducted a raid on those camping out in the Atlanta forest in hopes of preventing the construction of the largest U.S. police training facility that opponents have dubbed “Cop City.”